An Investigation of Mental Health and Occupational Stressors Among Farmers in Canada

dc.contributor.advisorJones-Bitton, Andria
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Rochelle
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-06T14:22:02Z
dc.date.available2023-01-06T14:22:02Z
dc.date.copyright2023-01
dc.date.created2022-12-19
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Population Medicineen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePopulation Medicineen_US
dc.description.abstractFor decades, farming has been recognized as a highly stressful occupation globally. In 2016, a national survey investigating mental health outcomes among farmers in Canada found increased levels of mental distress among this population compared to the general public. Farmers are known to face a unique host of occupational stressors, and the COVID-19 pandemic introduced additional challenges for farmers in Canada. Hence, the second wave of the national, online, cross-sectional survey of mental health outcomes among farmers in Canada was conducted early 2021. The survey results showed increased levels of anxiety, depression, perceived stress, emotional exhaustion, and cynicism among farmers compared to the Canadian public, particularly among farming women. This justified action towards identifying opportunities to reduce stress and increase well-being in this population. A mixed-methods investigation provided a comprehensive understanding of chronic and episodic farming stressors in Canada and identified promising areas for stress-reduction and well-being promotion efforts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada
dc.identifier.citationThompson, R., Hagen, B. N., Lumley, M. N., Winder, C. B., Gohar, B., & Jones-Bitton, A. (2022). Mental health and substance use of farmers in Canada during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(20), 13566. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013566
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27375
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectfarmeren_US
dc.subjectanxietyen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectsubstance useen_US
dc.subjectstressoren_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.titleAn Investigation of Mental Health and Occupational Stressors Among Farmers in Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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